Tuesday, April 24, 2007

new stuff to show ya

i've been MIA for a few days now...post-recovery from doing my income tax return last thursday...BLAH. so glad to be done with that for another year. here's a quick pic of 'some' of the mess when we were done...WE??? my wonderful mikey helps again!!! we were up until almost 2:30am last thursday night/morning getting it all done together. honestly people, he is a one-in-a-million husband...so NO, you can't have him!! {heeheehee}

the next few pic's are a layout i did of courtney and her good pal rachel from school! i took the girls out for a few days last summer to our cottage and we had some great weather with lots of swimming...hence lots of fun swimming pictures of course!!

i made the fold out mini album out of a sheet of 12 x 12 paper scoring one side at 4" and at 8". rotate once to the right and score again at 4" and 8" and then you simply cut the 4 courners out and fold it up however you want to do it!! this is a fun idea if you only want to do a one page layout but have lots of picures to use up. i just used a whack of glue dots to attach it right on the OUTSIDE of the page protector so people looking at it can have easy access to check it out without having to slide the page out to get to the mini album!!

oh yes, and LOVE those heidi swapp fuzzy rubons...they're kinda a pain to work with but bear with them 'cuz the outcome is just too cute!! ( and hey, it's FUZZY! )

..still loving to paint...
foam stamps of any kind are a playful way to add a textured touch to your pages and projects!

this one of courtney was so much fun to do!! not only was it a stroll down memory lane but i got to play with more paint and a new HS mask!! she was only 2 years in these pictures...sob!

and this last one was a real struggle to start with...but i love the finished product! i tried out the new Chatterbox Doodle Genie ( breezy ) and started with penciling in the stencil. then i went over the pencil lines with a medium marker, then i wasn't liking how 'thick' the lines were looking so i added a few more free hand doodles with the marker and colored some in....once i added the photos and 'bling' to it i started liking it more!!! fun new toy to try out...what will they think of next???
i know this is getting to be a long post...but i have one more thing to share with you!
while surfing the net today i stumbled onto this totally cute scrapbooking website! she's out of her home too ( at least i think that's what she said ) i'm sure i'll be corrected if i'm wrong...
anyway, she ( being Colleen from Cupcake Scrapshop ) makes up these monthly kits for sale and i bought her april kit today!!! i am so excited to get some different stuff other than what's available for me to order all the time! (plus, we've got to support all our friendly scrapbookers of the world! )
she's located in Atlanta, Georgia and her prices are pretty reasonable for the product you get! check out her cute website and have a look around!
Thelma, if you see this before i see you next, she told me she's making up a Jenni Bowlin kit sometime in the summer!!! (woohoo for you! )
and one more note of the night....
THANK YOU michelle for doing another fantastic job hosting my class last night!!! everyone loves their cards and card keeper you taught ( me too ) and you are one creative and talented Stampin Up demonstrator! lookin' forward to your mini book class...
'nite all...


Tara LeClaire said...

Hi Kim! What a great website that is! I like how she puts past months up for sale (you know how I feel about sales). I would love to see pics of the cards if you have time to post them... Have a good day! Tara

Kim said...

i will try and post our projects later tonight or tomorrow morning for ya! ( i'm finishing off my may newsletter first...sheesh woman! )HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
did you get my comment on your space about the HS mask?

Tara LeClaire said...

Hahaha! Newsletter! Picture Projects! Hee hee!
Yes I did and I want one for sure!

Debb said...

Okay, I am totally loving what you did with the doodling Genie. Do you have some of those for sale? How much? I used to have a billion gel pens and I miss playing with pen on my Layouts.
Great Job on all the Layouts Kim! What has you so inspired? Share some of that Please!!